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Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

 Researchers took teenagers, stuck them in the brain scanner and observed them as they engaged with social media. Lauren Sherman – she’s a researcher at UCLA – she told me that she and her colleagues wanted to analyze the effects that social media has on young minds. They had the intuition that, besides all the conversations that happen on social media, there was something about mediums like Twitter and Instagram that was qualitatively different than interactions in the physical world…more www.npr.org

Researchers identify 6,500 genes that are expressed differently in men and women

Image result for differently in men and womenMen and women differ in obvious and less obvious ways — for example, in the prevalence of certain diseases or reactions to drugs. How are these connected to one’s sex? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently uncovered thousands of human genes that are expressed — copied out to make proteins — differently in the two sexes. Their findings showed that harmful mutations in these particular genes tend to accumulate in the population in relatively high frequencies, and the study explains why. The detailed map of these genes, reported in BMC Biology, provides evidence that males and females undergo a sort of separate, but interconnected evolution…more: .sciencedaily

Coffee prevents diabetes?

Coffee prevents Type 2 diabetes? Decaf is fine too. Your early cups of coffee may now do more than simply clear the morning haze. According to a group of Chinese researchers, a few cups of coffee per day may help…